"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Thursday, November 10, 2005

More Lyrics from Bob Roberts

Tom brought up Tim Robbins and I commented on the film Bob Roberts that Robbins made as a parody/paranoid comedy about right-wingers. I decided to look for the lyrics and found that Robbins refused to make a soundtrack because he didn't want to hear the songs outside the context of the film. I suspect that's the case because the songs are great conservative humor and would be heard for years to come.

Here are the lyrics of the song I mentioned in the comments to Tom's post:

COMPLAIN

Some people will work
Some simply will not
But they'll complain and complain and complain and complain and complain

Some people must have
Some never will
But they'll complain and complain and complain and complain and complain

Like this:
It's society's fault I don't have a job
It's society's fault I am a slob
I got potential no one can see
Give me welfare
Let me be me

Hey bud, you're living in the land of the free
No one's going to hand you opportunity

I spend all my time drunk in a bar
I want to be rich
I don't have a brain
So give me a handout while I complain

Some people must have
Some never will
But they'll complain and complain and complain and complain and complain

If anybody knows where I can get the lyrics to the rest of the songs short of getting a copy of the film and transcribing them, let me know.

4 comments:

Matt Huisman said...

Here's a link for Complain.

Hunter Baker said...

Those lyrics are even more complete. Man, I want the whole group!

Tom Van Dyke said...

Little-known Tim Robbins fact: He made his screen debut (unbilled) rubbing out Howard Beale.

POL said...

could you please give me the lyrics from "We Are Marching". i can't understand the last words

we were marching for the children
we were marching for the poors
we will march for ourself
we......


thanks for your help,